Myrtle Cottage is a traditional Victorian house located in a quiet road within the historic Old Netley village, a small district located just on the fridges of Southampton city. The project looked to review the ground floor and reconfigure the layout with a new entrance and extension.

The feasibility study and planning application took a radical critique of the ground entrance and reception area. The strategy has created a very natural and organic addition

The new addition places great importance on the quality of space and light, allowing for much greater open plan space with natural daylight flooding deep into the plan of the existing house. The proposal also seeks to open up existing parts of the plan, with an opportunity to view through the house into the rear garden.The concept is conceived and executed around achieving maximum social interaction.

The new extension has been carefully positioned on the site to minimize disruption to the access to the rear garden and not to impinge on the front driveway. The improved landscaping and planting between both the existing boundary fence and parking area will also aid visual screening and improve residents amenity. Materials have been selected to reference (but not replicate) those found locally and will be hard wearing but also textured, possessing a feeling of quality.

Practice : Studio: B.A.D Architects

Time Scale: Jan 2018 – April 2020

Budget: £750,000

Location: Old Netley, Hampshire

Client: Private